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Descendents of John Barker, Sr. and Martha Snead


      59. Robert C.5 Barker (Joseph Gaddy4, Thomas O.3, John2, Edward1) (Source: DAR Application of Greta Barker Blair.) was born October 09, 1814 in prob Russell County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), and died February 02, 1863 in prob Russell County, VA (Source: (1) DAR Application of Greta Barker Blair., (2) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.). He married Sarah "Sallie" Culbertson (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) September 22, 1837 in prob Russell County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), daughter of Tyree Culbertson and Martha Vicars. She was born Abt. 1818 in Russell County, VA (Source: Letter from Howard Earl Barker.), and died Aft. 1888 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.).

Notes for Robert C. Barker:
1860 Census Dickensonville Township Russell County, VA
Hhold Lname Fname Age S Occ real per misc
1185 Barker Robert 44 m Farmer 3000 585
Sarah 43 f
John 20 m Farm Hand
Polly 17 f School
Thomas 15 m Farm Hand
Joseph 11 m
William 9 m School
Nancy 5 f
Henry 1 m

Notes from Howard Earl Barker: Robert was shot during the troubled times of the Civil War. Do not know any of the details. This was recorded in Jesse Miller's diary on page 64. "R.C. Barker was shot Feb. 2, 1863".

More About Robert Barker and Sarah Culbertson:
Marriage: September 22, 1837, prob Russell County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.)
     
Children of Robert Barker and Sarah Culbertson are:
  277 i.   John6 Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born August 24, 1839 in Russell County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.). He married Mary E. Taylor (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) November 14, 1867 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.); born 1846 in Virginia (Source: 1880 U. S. Census Washington County.).
  Notes for John Barker:
1880 Washington County Census Kinderhook District Household 346. All born in Virginia
Barker            John      WM      44            Farm laboror
            Mary      WF      34      wife      house
            Mattie      WF      19      dau      at home
            Malissa      WF      10      dau      at home
            Artelia      WF      5      dau     
            Alvin      WM      1      son
           

  More About John Barker and Mary Taylor:
Marriage: November 14, 1867 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.)

  278 ii.   Mary "Polly" Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born July 16, 1842 in Russell County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.).
  279 iii.   Thomas Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born February 03, 1845 in Russell County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.).
  280 iv.   Joseph Graves Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born January 15, 1848 in Washington County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.); died April 16, 1894 in Washington County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars, Buried: Gum Hill Cemetery, Washington Co., VA.). He married Lucinda Leonard (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) July 31, 1872 in Washington County , VA (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker, Lists marriage as 1 Aug 1872, Washingtonton CO., VA.); born Abt. 1853 in Washington County , VA (Source: Letter from Howard Earl Barker.); died May 04, 1893 in Washington County , VA (Source: Letter from Howard Earl Barker, Buried: Gum Hill Cemetery, Washington Co., VA.).
  Notes for Joseph Graves Barker:
1880 U. S. Census Washington County, VA Kinderhook District Household 400:
Lname      Fname                  Age      Occ/Rel
Barker      Joseph                  29      Farmer
      Lucinda                  27      Wife
      Thomas                  7      Son
      William                  3      Son
      John                  3      Son
      Rutherford B.            3mos      Son


  More About Joseph Barker and Lucinda Leonard:
Marriage: July 31, 1872, Washington County , VA (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker, Lists marriage as 1 Aug 1872, Washingtonton CO., VA.)

  281 v.   William L. Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born March 21, 1851 in Washington County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.). He married Mattie Hobbs (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) January 08, 1890 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.).
  More About William Barker and Mattie Hobbs:
Marriage: January 08, 1890 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.)

  282 vi.   James Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born September 14, 1853 in Washington County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.); died June 16, 1854 in Russell County, VA (Source: 1854 Russell County Death Index, 1854 Russell County Death Index This file contributed by Renae Barrett Shneider NAME AGE SEX DOD POB CAUSE PARENTS/MISC James Barker 9m 12d M 16 Jun Russell Scrofulas Robert & Sarah Barker.).
  283 vii.   Nancy Barker (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker, Lists name as Nancy "Big Sis" Barker.), born January 20, 1855 in Lee or Russell Couny, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.); died August 16, 1936 in Mendota, Washington County, VA (Source: Letter from Howard Earl Barker, Buried: Mendota Cemetery, Washington Co., VA.). She married James M. Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) February 23, 1885 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.).
  Notes for Nancy Barker:
Notes from Howard Earl Barker: Raised niece Mary Barker and Mary's daughter Maxi and also Cass Polk Barker.

  More About James Barker and Nancy Barker:
Marriage: February 23, 1885 (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.)

  284 viii.   female Barker (Source: Michael Dye, Russell County VAGenWeb Project, 1856 Russell County Birth Index, Barker, Female 08 Jan WFA Robert & Sarah Barker Blank.), born January 08, 1856 in Russell County, VA (Source: Michael Dye, Russell County VAGenWeb Project.).
  285 ix.   Henry Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), born October 1858 in Russell County, VA (Source: Michael Dye, Russell County VAGenWeb Project, 1858 Russell County Birth Index.).
  Notes for Henry Barker:
Notes from Howard Earl Barker: Henry got in trouble with the law and was sent to prison for attempted rape.



      61. Amelia5 Barker (Joseph Gaddy4, Thomas O.3, John2, Edward1) (Source: (1) Letter from Jane A. Gottschall., (2) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) was born 1817 (Source: Letter from Jane A. Gottschall.), and died October 10, 1892 (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Andrew P. Thomas Web Site.). She married Andrew G. Kindrick (Source: (1) Letter from Jane A. Gottschall., (2) Andrew P. Thomas Web Site., (3) E-mail from George and Doris Barker.) July 09, 1841 in Washington County , VA (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker.), son of Thomas Kindrick and Mary Rush. He was born 1815 in Washington County , VA (Source: (1) Letter from Jane A. Gottschall., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker.), and died February 28, 1894 (Source: (1) Letter from Jane A. Gottschall., (2) Andrew P. Thomas Web Site.).

More About Andrew Kindrick and Amelia Barker:
Marriage: July 09, 1841, Washington County , VA (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker.)
     
Child of Amelia Barker and Andrew Kindrick is:
  286 i.   Emmett B.6 Kindrick (Source: Letter from Jane A. Gottschall.), born April 13, 1843 (Source: High on a Windy Hill VII, p.146.); died June 20, 1920 (Source: High on a Windy Hill VII.). He married Ann Perkins (Source: Letter from Jane A. Gottschall.); born March 11, 1833 (Source: High on a Windy Hill VII.); died June 28, 1916 (Source: High on a Windy Hill VII.).
  More About Emmett B. Kindrick:
Burial: Barker Cemetery # 444, Washington County, VA (Source: High on a Windy Hill VII.)

  More About Ann Perkins:
Burial: Barker Cemetery # 444, Washington County, VA (Source: High on a Windy Hill VII, p. 146.)



      62. Rev. Sherwood Millard5 Barker, Jr. (Joseph Gaddy4, Thomas O.3, John2, Edward1) (Source: DAR Application of Greta Barker Blair.) was born August 24, 1818 in Washington County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), and died June 22, 1890 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.). He married Catherine S. Barker (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.) April 20, 1842 in Washington County , VA (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker.), daughter of John Barker and Elizabeth Miller. She was born November 25, 1819 in Washington County, VA (Source: The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars.), and died March 15, 1891 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO.

Notes for Rev. Sherwood Millard Barker, Jr.:
1850 U. S. Census Washington County, VA household 1876:
lname      fname            age      occ      acres      where born           
Barker      Shurwood      31      farmer      800      VA
      Catherine            30                  VA
      Sarah            5                  VA                       
      Sophia            4                  VA                       
      Ellen            3                  VA                       
      William            2                  VA     
      William            22      farmer            VA
Paugh      Andrew            12                  VA           
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Sherwood Millard Barker, Jr. married his second cousin Catherine.
Sherwood Millard Barker, Jr. was named after his uncle.
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Courtesy Dixie Peoples. From "Cass County Missouri Families" : Used with permission of Cass County MO Historical Society, 400 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville MO 64701. This book was published in 1976 and is copyrighted. Author unknown.

Article: Sherwood M. Barker

The Barker Family was privileged to have been among the early settlers of Cass County, Missouri having moved here in 1866 from Washington County, Virginia. The family had been established in Virginia more than two-hundred years earlier by an English immigrant, and several of its members fought against the British in the Revolutionary War Battle of King's Mountains, North Carolina.

Joseph G. Barker (1784-7 March 1857), a Baptist Minister, was the father of Sherwood Millard Barker (24 August 1818 - 22 June 1890). Sherwood married Katherine S. (Kate) Barker (22 November 1819 -15 March 1891) on 20 April 1842 and to this union were born eleven children.

Shortly after his father's death, Sherwood M. Barker sold his Virginia land, and moved his large family to Missouri where he bought land south of Peculiar. Two cousins settled nearby.

Sherwood Barker was a Baptist Minister, and his family helped organize the Anitoch Baptist (Rodman) Church on 29 August 1889. He also taught school and farmed. His children were well educated and all of them taught school in Cass County at one time or another.

The oldest son, William Millard Barker (17 March 1847 - 7 December 1934), became a Baptist Minister (like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather) and was the pastor at Grand River Church, then a Missionary in Oklahoma among the Indians, the Editor of the Baptist Flag Paper at Fulton, Kentucky about 1911 and later became the president of a Baptist college in Illinois. William M. married Lorena Belle Bittle (8 August 1855 - 6 June 1949) at Arkansas City, Arkansas in 1887. Their children: William Millard Barker, Jr. (2 March 1889- 22 June 1928); Franklin Able Barker (1893-1922); Sherwood Julian Barker (18 January 1898). Sherwood lives in Napa, California.

Frederick Washington Barker (18 July 1853 - 1 March 1928). His brother, Sylvanus Gerard Barker (23 January 1855 - 7 September 1919), was Cass County School Commissioner (1887-1893) and organized the first Teacher's Institute. Another brother, Sherwood Frank Barker (13 October 1857 - 2 July 1933), was a surveyor and assisted in making the Cass County plat of 1877.

Sherwood M., Katherine S., Fred, Harriet, and Madge Barker are buried in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Missouri. Arthur V. Barker and his wife, Mary Elizabeth are buried in Pitts Chapel Cemetery, rural Harrisonville, The Duvalls, except Eunice, are buried in Freeman Cemetery. Eunice Barker is buried at Whittier, California. Data on the Ellon T. Barker Davis family is not known.

The only members of the Barker family who still reside in Cass County are the granddaughter and great-grandchildren of Fred's sister, Jennie and his grandchildren, who own the home in Peculiar. (See sketch on Frederick Washington Barker.)
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Courtesy Jude Helverson

From A Peculiar Heritage or a Century of Persons, Places and Events in the Life of Peculiar, Missouri 1868 - 1968, published by Democrat Publishing Co., Clinton, MO 1968, pg 1E. Published 1968 by the
Lions Club of Peculiar MO. Author unknown:

"Rev. S. M. Barker Family"

Sherwood Millard Barker, a Baptist minister, moved his family from the Poor Valley of Virginia to West Peculiar Township in 1866. They settled on a farm near a little town named Girard, later known as Barton Station. Most of the way to Missouri they used oxen. There were eight children in the family ranging in age from a baby to 23 years of age namely: Sarah Ann (Sally) (1843), Ellen T. (1846), William Millard (1847), Frederick Washington (1853), Sylvanus Girard (1855), Mary Jennie Dodge (1859), Sherwood Frank (1857), Candace Katie (1862), and Eliza Uranus (1866). Rev. Barker was of English descent and his wife, Catherine S. Barker (maiden name) was of German descent. There were two other Barker families who settled nearby, John and Horace, who were cousins of S. M. Barker. The Barker family helped to organize the Rodman church. All the children were well educated by their parents, some being sent to Illinois to attend school. All of them taught for a time in Cass County schools. The family were talented musicians and the Barker Boys Quartet was a popular attraction for many occasions. The boys were also in demand as debators and orators at Literary Society meetings.

William (Billy) became a minister in the Baptist Church and for a time was pastor at Grand River Church. He also served as a missionary in Oklahoma to the Indians before becoming president of a Baptist College in Illinois. He was married to Belle Bittle and had three sons, Frank, Millard and Sherwood. He retired in California.

Sally's first husband was named Bristow and there were two children, Claude and Kate. Her second marriage was to Billy Weathers and they made their home a short distance north of Harrisonville. Ellen married John Davis and her children were Jessie, Fanny, Mattie and Johnnie. Their home was in Colorado and California. Frank, who was a surveyor, helped in making one of the early plat books of Cass County. Girard was Cass County school Commissioner for some time.

These two men and Kate and Eliza never married. About 1914 the four moved to California. Jennie was married to David W. Duvall and lived on a farm south of Freeman. She had five children, Jennie Adeline, Beulah, Eunice, Alta and Earl. Her granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Kenagy and children Roy, Beth, David, Jimmy and Gary of Garden City, are the only members of the Barker family who now live in Cass County.

Fred, the only Barker boy to remain in Cass County his lifetime, taught his first school at Rodman. While teaching at Hickory Grove south of Freeman, he would walk to and from the Barker farm each weekend. He purchased the farm owned by his brother, Frank, located just east of his father's farm. His wife was Harriet Ann Broadbrook. There were three children, Madge, who died at the age of 3 years; Mabelle, and Arthur, who both now live in Kansas City. Arthur still owns his father's farm and is often tending to farm chores there. Arthur has three children, Arthur F., Gerald, and Bettie J. Fred was elected to the office of Highway Engineer two years and County Surveyor and Engineer for six years. During that time he introduced concrete for bridges and culverts. There was much opposition to this but it proved to be successful. He abolished letting of contracts to contractors which caused much enmity, but built about 1,000 bridges and culverts, all of which proved to be a valuable experiment to the taxpayer. He spent the rest of his life on his farm. He was a friendly and helpful person who loved practical jokes.

Fred Barker died March 1, 1928 and is buried at Peculiar, as is his father (d:1890) and mother (d:1894)."
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Courtesy Constance Barker. June 27, 1890. HCCN. Died. At his home in West Peculiar township, on the 22d inst., in the 73d year of his age, Rev S. M. Barker. He has been sick a long time and has frequently been reported as getting better, but is was not ordered that he should get well, and the fullness of years he has gone to his reward. Rev. Frost preached the funeral sermon.

Died - Rev S. M. Barker last Sunday morning near the hour of midnight. Age 73 years. He was buried in the cemetery at this place Monday. The funeral was largely attended.

More About Rev. Sherwood Millard Barker, Jr.:
Burial: Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.)

More About Catherine S. Barker:
Burial: Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.)

More About Sherwood Barker and Catherine Barker:
Marriage: April 20, 1842, Washington County , VA (Source: (1) The Family Home Page of Dawna J. Vicars., (2) Letter from Howard Earl Barker.)
     
Children of Sherwood Barker and Catherine Barker are:
  287 i.   Sarah Ann6 Barker (Source: U S Census 1850 Washington County Household 1874.), born February 25, 1843 in Washington County, VA (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died July 27, 1912 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).). She married (1) John J. Bristow (Source: E-mail from Loretta J. Klein.) April 06, 1871 in Shelby County, IL (Source: E-mail from Loretta J. Klein.); born Abt. 1818 (Source: E-mail from Leslie McDonald.); died January 03, 1879 (Source: E-mail from Leslie McDonald.). She married (2) William Weathers (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).) December 10, 1893 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Leslie McDonald.); born November 05, 1837 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died July 19, 1913 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  More About Sarah Ann Barker:
Burial: Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Leslie McDonald.)

  More About John J. Bristow:
Burial: Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Leslie McDonald.)

  More About John Bristow and Sarah Barker:
Marriage: April 06, 1871, Shelby County, IL (Source: E-mail from Loretta J. Klein.)

  More About William Weathers and Sarah Barker:
Marriage: December 10, 1893, Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Leslie McDonald.)

  288 ii.   Sophia Barker (Source: U S Census 1850 Washington County Household 1874.), born January 25, 1844 in Washington County, VA (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died September 22, 1854 in Washington County, VA (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  289 iii.   Ellon T. Barker (Source: U S Census 1850 Washington County Household 1874.), born March 01, 1846 in Washington County, VA (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976), Lists name as Ellon T. Barker, (1 March 1846 - ?) M. John Davis.). She married John Davis.
  290 iv.   Rev. William Millard Barker, Sr. (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born March 17, 1847 in Washington County, VA (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died December 07, 1934 in California (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).). He married Lorena Belle Bittle (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).) 1887 in Arkansas City, Desha County, AR (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); born August 08, 1855 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died June 06, 1949 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  Notes for Rev. William Millard Barker, Sr.:
Organized the "Great Barker Reunion, Mendota, Virginia, 1906".

  More About William Barker and Lorena Bittle:
Marriage: 1887, Arkansas City, Desha County, AR (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).)

  291 v.   Elizabeth Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born May 26, 1851 in Washington County, VA (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  292 vi.   Frederick Washington Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born July 18, 1853 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died March 01, 1928 in Cass County, MO (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).). He married Harriet Ann Broadbrooks (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).) February 16, 1891 in Independence, Jackson County, MO (Source: E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.); born February 16, 1869 in Modena, Mercer County, MO (Source: (1) Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976)., (2) E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.); died May 21, 1949 in Kansas City, Jackson County, MO (Source: E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.).
  Notes for Frederick Washington Barker:
Courtesy Dixie Peoples:

From "Cass County Missouri Families" : Article: "Frederick W. Barker" Used with permission of Cass County MO Historical Society, 400 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville MO 64701. This book was published in 1976 and is copyrighted.

Unlike his brother who moved away, Frederick Washington Barker (18 July 1853 - 1 March 1928) remained in Cass County, and became an important and valuable member of the community. He, too, was a school teacher and was first appointed, and then later elected to the office of Cass County Highway Surveyor and Engineer. During his term in office, he discontinued the practice of building wooden bridges on county roads and replaced them, by letting of contracts by bidding, with permanent concrete structures which saved many tax dollars. More than a thousand concrete bridges and culverts were built during his term.

On 16 February, 1891, Fred married Harriet Ann Broadbrooks (16 February, 1869 - 21 May 1949) of East Lynne, Missouri and raised his family on the farm he bought from his father. Their children: Madge (26 August 1892 - 8 December 1895); Mabelle Louise Thompson, Nee Barker (23 February 1894) living in Kansas City, Missouri and Arthur Vernon Barker (20 August 1899 - 9 October, 1971). Arthur V. married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Brown (8 October 1899 - 10 November 1971) on 20 November 1923 to which union there was born three children: Arthur Frederick Barker (9 August 1925) married Barbara Joyce Comstock on 20 June 1948. Their children are Arthur Christopher Barker (15 April 1951); Constance Lorraine Barker (23 October 1954) and David Eric Barker (19 January 1959). Gerald Dean Barker (12 April 1927 single. Bettie Jean Barker (26 June 1929) married George Edgar Stuber on 4 September 1948. Their children are Dennie Keith Stuber (6 Mar 1953); Debra Jean Rearick, Nee Stuber (19 October 1956) and Diana Janice Stuber (20 October 1957).

Other children of Sherwood M. Barker and Katherine Barker were: Sarah Ann (Sally) Barker (25 February 1843 - 27 July 1912) married first Bristow. Second marriage was to William Weathers (5 November 1837 - 19 July 1913). Sarah and William Weather are buried in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri. Sophia Barker (25 January 1844 - 22 September 1854). Ellon T. Barker (1 March 1945 - ?) married John Davis. Their children: Jessie, John, Mattie, Fannie, Dee and Wallie. Mary Jennie Dodge Barker (21 January 1859 - 18 February 1915 married David William Duvall (1854-1924). Their children: Jennie Adeline Duvall (1881 - 1950) married Roy Groom Reynolds. Katherine Beulah Duval (1883- 1953). Single. Eunice Eliza Duvall (26 April 1898 - 2 March 1965) married her cousin Sherwood J. Barker. Alta Leta Duvall and Earl Duvall. Grandchildren of Jennie Barker Duvall are Eleanor Reynolds, Napa, California, formerly a Cass County teacher for ten years and Katherine Jane Reynolds who married Charles Allen Kenagy of Garden City Missouri. Their children: Roy, Beth, David James, Gary and grandchild Eric. Kate Kandice Barker (6 August 1862 - 13 February 1937). Eliza Uranus Barker (2 March 1866 -1939). Elizabeth Barker 26 May 1851 - ?).

Mrs. Fred Barker was hired by the Cass County Court to make a plat of the roads which she did on fine paper and had bound into a book. Eliza was a nurse and Jennie taught piano and organ lessons in the Harrisonville area. About 1912, Frank, Gerald, Eliza and Kate, all unmarried, moved to Long Beach, California where they lived until their deaths. (see sketch on Sherwood M. Barker.)
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Courtesy Jude Helverson: From A Peculiar Heritage or a Century of Persons, Places and Events in the Life of Peculiar, Missouri 1868 - 1968, published by Democrat Publishing Co., Clinton, MO 1968, pg 1E:

"Rev. S. M. Barker Family"

Sherwood Millard Barker, a Baptist minister, moved his family from the Poor Valley of Virginia to West Peculiar Township in 1866. They settled on a farm near a little town named Girard, later known as Barton Station. Most of the way to Missouri they used oxen. There were eight children in the family ranging in age from a baby to 23 years of age namely: Sarah Ann (Sally) (1843), Ellen T. (1846), William Millard (1847), Frederick Washington (1853), Sylvanus Girard (1855), Mary Jennie Dodge (1859), Sherwood Frank (1857), Candace Katie (1862), and Eliza Uranus (1866). Rev. Barker was of English descent and his wife, Catherine S. Barker (maiden name) was of German descent. There were two other Barker families who settled nearby, John and Horace, who were cousins of S. M. Barker.

The Barker family helped to organize the Rodman church. All the children were well educated by their parents, some being sent to Illinois to attend school. All of them taught for a time in Cass County schools. The family were talented musicians and the Barker Boys Quartet was a popular attraction for many occasions. The boys were also in demand as debators and orators at Literary Society meetings.

William (Billy) became a minister in the Baptist Church and for a time was pastor at Grand River Church. He also served as a missionary in Oklahoma to the Indians before becoming president of a Baptist College in Illinois. He was married to Belle Bittle and had three sons, Frank, Millard and Sherwood. He retired in California.

Sally's first husband was named Bristow and there were two children, Claude and Kate. Her second marriage was to Billy Weathers and they made their home a short distance north of Harrisonville.

Ellen married John Davis and her children were Jessie, Fanny, Mattie and Johnnie. Their home was in Colorado and California.

Frank, who was a surveyor, helped in making one of the early plat books of Cass County.

Girard was Cass County school Commissioner for some time.

These two men and Kate and Eliza never married. About 1914 the four moved to California.

Jennie was married to David W. Duvall and lived on a farm south of Freeman. She had five children, Jennie Adeline, Beulah, Eunice, Alta and Earl. Her granddaughter, Mrs Charles Kenagy and children Roy, Beth, David, Jimmy and Gary of Garden City, are the only members of the Barker family who now live in Cass County.

Fred, the only Barker boy to remain in Cass County his lifetime, taught his first school at Rodman. While teaching at Hickory Grove south of Freeman, he would walk to and from the Barker farm each weekend. He purchased the farm owned by his brother, Frank, located just east of his father's farm. His wife was Harriet Ann Broadbrook. There were three children, Madge, who died at the age of 3 years; Mabelle, and Arthur, who both now live in Kansas City. Arthur still owns his father's farm and is often tending to farm chores there. Arthur has three children, Arthur F., Gerald, and Bettie J. Fred was elected to the office of Highway Engineer two years and County Surveyor and Engineer for six years. During that time he introduced concrete for bridges and culverts. There was much opposition to this but it proved to be successful. He abolished letting of contracts to contractors which caused much enmity, but built about 1,000 bridges and culverts, all of which proved to be a valuable experiment to the taxpayer.

He spent the rest of his life on his farm. He was a friendly and helpful person who loved practical jokes.

Fred Barker died March 1, 1928 and is buried at Peculiar, as is his father (d:1890) and mother d:1894)."
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Courtesy Constance Barker. Probably from the "Cass County Democrat - Missourian".

FRED W BARKER IS DEAD. End Comes Suddenly March 1 to Former Cass County Official - Burial March 3 at Peculiar. -

An event of unusual sadness occurred March 1, 1928, at the public sale of George Powell, three miles west of Harrisonville, when Frederick Washington Barker, a prominent citizen of Cass county, suddenly came to his death.

The noon lunch was over, and Mr. Barker was leaving in his car for Harrisonville. He had gone but a short distance from where his car had been parked when he "killed" his engine. William Cleton, a neighbor, being with him endeavored to crank the car for a fresh start when he discovered something was wrong. Looking up and asking that the driver throw on his brakes, he discovered Mr. Barker gasping for breath. Soon several men were at the side of the stricken man, but nothing could be done. Perhaps the heart that had been for five years under the strain of leakage grew too weak to function further. When he was taken by sympathetic hands from his car it was 1:30.

Mr. Barker was a native of "old Virginia." He was born July 18, 1854, his parents being Sherwood and Kate Barker. At the age of fourteen he went with his parents to the state of Illinois. In 1878 he came to Missouri, locating on the present homestead, five miles northwest of Harrisonville on Highway 71.

He was united in marriage February 16, 1891, to Miss Harriett Broadbrook of the Peculiar community. They became the parents of three children, one of whom, Madge, died in infancy. He is survived by his companion, and two children - Mabelle and Arthur of Kansas City, and two grandchildren. Two sisters, Misses Eliza and Kate Barker, and two brothers, Frank and Rev. Billie Barker, all of California, are living. Other relatives are left behind, and numerous friends and acquaintances.

At an early age Mr. Barker united with a Baptist church in his native home community. He was at the time of his death a member of the Antioch Baptist church. He held membership in Peculiar Camp, No. 2835, of the Modern Woodman, and had been for several years affiliated with the Knights of Pythias lodge in Harrisonville.

His career in public office covered several years. In January, 1908, he was appointed by the Cass County Court to the newly created office of County Highway Engineer. The court records indicate he was re - appointed in January, 1910. In he early spring of 1918 he was appointed to the same honorable position to fill out the unexpired term of Ben D. Prater, who resigned to enter the World War. In November of the same year he was lived for a number of years near Raymore, later buying the Griffith farm two miles east of Peculiar, where he lived until a few years ago when he bought property in Peculiar and came here to spend his last years. elected to the office, and entered upon a full term January, 1919. During these many years of public service Mr. Barker discharged his duties in a conscientious, efficient, and acceptable manner. He had announced his candidacy for this office subject to the action of the Democratic primary, March 7, 1928. He regarded his office as a "Public Trust." He will be held in high regard by his fellow Cass county citizens throughout he years ahead.

Funeral services were held at the Peculiar Baptist church, Saturday, March 3, at 2 o'clock, being in charge of the writer. A great throng assembled at the church to pay solemn respect to his memory. Burial was in the Peculiar cemetery. - George C. Monroe. Baptist Preacher. Harrisonville Study.
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Card of Thanks. We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to our many friends for the loyalty and kindness shown us in our recent sorrow; especially for the beautiful floral offerings. May God bless you everyone. Signed - Mrs. Fred Barker, Son and Daughter.

The passing of Fred Barker came as a great shock to our community. It calls to our mind the passage of Scripture found in ST. Matthew, 24-44, "Therefore, be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the son of man cometh." A complete obituary of Mr.. Barker may be found elsewhere in the DEMOCRAT.

A large number of employees of from the express company where Miss Mable and Arthur Barker are employed, were here Saturday to attend the funeral of their father, Fred Barker.








  More About Frederick Washington Barker:
Burial: Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: A Peculiar Heritage or a Century or Persons, Places and Events in the Life of Peculiar, Missouri 1868-1938, (Democrat Publishing Co., Clinton, MO).)

  More About Harriet Ann Broadbrooks:
Burial: Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.)

  More About Frederick Barker and Harriet Broadbrooks:
Marriage: February 16, 1891, Independence, Jackson County, MO (Source: E-mail from Constance Lorraine Barker.)

  293 vii.   Sylvanus Gerald Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born January 23, 1855 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died September 07, 1919 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  294 viii.   Sherwood Frank Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born October 13, 1857 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died July 02, 1933 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  295 ix.   Mary Jennie Dodge Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born January 21, 1859 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died February 18, 1915 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).). She married David William Duvall (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); born 1854 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died 1924 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  296 x.   Kate Kandice Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born August 06, 1862 in Peculiar, Cass County, MO (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died February 13, 1937 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).).
  297 xi.   Eliza Uranus Barker (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).), born March 02, 1866 (Source: Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Missouri Families, (1976).); died May 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA (Source: CA Death Records.).


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